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by Katelyn Harrop Posted on June 10, 2015
Thanks to its contraceptive coverage requirement, Obamacare has dramatically cut back on the amount that women with health insurance need to pay for their birth control. Now, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is ready to take it one step further. Murray has introduced a bill called the Affordability Is Access Act that has the potential to completely revolutionize the way that women access contraception.
June 5, 2015 | Algemeiner
A resolution condemning antisemitism in Europe passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote on Thursday.
The resolution, authored by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and co-sponsored by 60 other senators encouraged “greater cooperation with the European governments, in the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in preventing and responding to antisemitism.”
"Jewish American life is a testimony to the capacity to make our values live. But it requires courage. It requires strength. It requires that we speak the truth not just when it's easy, but when it's hard."
— President Obama
The vice president is spearheading a mission aimed at easing tensions between the U.S. and Israeli governments.
By Nahal Toosi, Politico.com | 4/30/15
The White House is testing out a new ambassador to Israel. His name is Joe Biden.
Conservatives are pushing a record number of laws to delay women from having an abortion.
Molly Redden | Fri May 1, 2015, Mother Jones
For women seeking an abortion, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the long wait.
Since the beginning of the year, six states have proposed or passed laws that would require a woman to wait days before she has an abortion—laws that critics say place an especially harsh burden on poor and rural women.
Laura Bassett | Huffington Post, 4/21/2015
House Republicans advanced a measure on Tuesday that would reverse a Washington, D.C., law preventing employers from being able to fire individuals based on their personal reproductive health decisions.
These new abortion bans may be the most dangerous yet.
By Jeff Guo, The Washington Post | April 1. 2015
On Tuesday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence held a press conference defending the aims of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of Indiana, a controversial measure the legislature passed and he signed into law last week.
Those, at least, are facts that everybody can agree on. Just about everything else in the discussion surrounding the law seems to be up for debate.